Sunday, September 26, 2010

4x4: Heino Schmid: Equilibrium

Monday 27 September, 2010, at 8.00 pm

Still from < (temporary horizon) (2010, video), by Heino Schmid

The third event in 4x4, Alice Yard’s fourth anniversary programme, is Equilibrium, an exhibition of new work by Bahamian artist Heino Schmid.

Supported by a Commonwealth Connections international arts residency, Schmid has been living and working at Alice Yard since May 2010. Equilibrium presents a series of new works and works-in-progress in several media, created during his time in Port of Spain, and also shown at the 2010 Liverpool Biennial.

He writes:

“The context of much of my work is concerned with narrative and the reconsideration of personal stories in the public forum. Using a variety of media, such as video, drawing, installation, and photography, I investigate the often simple, sometimes irrelevant encounters and collisions between people and their environments.

“Although I strive for universal metaphors, I approach each body of work in a very personal way. Using self-referential experiences as an avenue to illuminating collective experiences, I hope to reveal the subtle social dramas that inform our lives and ultimately bring those realities to the forefront for discussion.

“The image above (from < (temporary horizon)) combines the use of common material and repetition to candidly examine the shifting tensions between action and inertia, balance and imbalance. The positioning of the two bottles, though fragile and ultimately unsustainable, evokes surprise through its temporary equilibrium, with a false horizon created as a byproduct of this balancing act.”

All are invited.

About the artist:

Heino Schmid was born in 1976 in Nassau, the Bahamas. In addition to his own practice, he is adjunct lecturer for the School of Communication and Creative Arts at the College of the Bahamas; curator of the Central Bank of the Bahamas Art Gallery; and exhibitions director of Popopstudios Centre for the Visual Arts, a non-profit artists’ co-op where he also holds a studio.

For further information, visit his website:

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